WOWK-TV

WOWK-TV
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Huntington / Charleston, West Virginia
BrandingWOWK 13 (general)
13 News (newscasts)
SloganYour Town, Your State, Your Future
ChannelsAnalog: 13 (VHF)
Digital: 47 (UHF)
AffiliationsCBS (1958-62, 1986-present)
OwnerWest Virginia Media Holdings
Founded1955
Call letters meaningW
Ohio
West Virginia
Kentucky
Former callsignsWHTN-TV (1955-78)
Former affiliationsABC (1955–58, 1962–86)
Transmitter Power114.8 kW (Analog)
Websitewww.wowktv.com
WOWK-TV is a television station in Huntington, West Virginia. Broadcasting on channel 13, it is the CBS affiliate for the Charleston–Huntington market, the second largest television market (in terms of area) east of the Mississippi River. It is owned by West Virginia Media Holdings and serves 61 counties in central West Virginia, eastern Kentucky and southern Ohio.

The station went on air on October 2, 1955 as WHTN-TV (for HunTingtoN), an ABC affiliate. It swapped affiliations with WCHS-TV and became a CBS station for the first time in 1958. It went back to ABC in 1962 and stayed with that network for 24 years. In 1975, it changed its call letters to WOWK to reflect the three states it served--Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky. In 1986, WOWK changed affiliations again, returning to CBS.

The station was headquartered at the Radio Center Building in Huntington from its inception until 1984, when WOWK moved to its current location at 555 Fifth Avenue.

WOWK had been owned by Gateway Communications (which merged with SJL Broadcasting in 2000), until it was sold to West Virginia Media Holdings in 2002. The station's newscasts have long rated third in the market, behind WSAZ-TV and WCHS, although for a time in the mid 90's it was the highest rated station in the Charleston metro area of the market.

Past personalities

Past Slogans

  • "Share the Spirit (of West Virginia)"
  • "13 Believes in You"

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City of Huntington, West Virginia
Huntington, as seen from the Robert C. Byrd Bridge
Nickname: The Jewel City, The River City
Location in the State of West Virginia
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City of Charleston, West Virginia

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Nickname: "Home of Hospitality", " The most northern city of the South and the most southern city of the North", "Chemical Valley", "The Capitol City" "Chucktown" "Charly
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West Virginia Media Holdings is a media chain in West Virginia. It owns television stations in each of the four main media markets in the state, as well as a weekly newspaper.
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Nickname(s): The Buckeye State,
"Birthplace of Aviation" "The Heart Of It All"

Motto(s): With God, all things are possible

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State of West Virginia

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Nickname(s): Mountain State
Motto(s): Montani semper liberi

Official language(s) English

Capital Charleston
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Commonwealth of Kentucky

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Nickname(s): Bluegrass State
Motto(s): United we stand, divided we fall

Official language(s) English[1]

Capital Frankfort

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City of Huntington, West Virginia
Huntington, as seen from the Robert C. Byrd Bridge
Nickname: The Jewel City, The River City
Location in the State of West Virginia
Coordinates:
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CBS Broadcasting, Inc. (CBS)

Type Broadcast radio network and
television network
Country  United States
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City of Charleston, West Virginia

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Nickname: "Home of Hospitality", " The most northern city of the South and the most southern city of the North", "Chemical Valley", "The Capitol City" "Chucktown" "Charly
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West Virginia Media Holdings is a media chain in West Virginia. It owns television stations in each of the four main media markets in the state, as well as a weekly newspaper.
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Commonwealth of Kentucky

Flag of Kentucky Seal
Nickname(s): Bluegrass State
Motto(s): United we stand, divided we fall

Official language(s) English[1]

Capital Frankfort

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